Sherwood et al. elaborate on the role of one particular organic solvent, in light of a recent legislation on restricting its use in the European Union. Bruce Lipshutz pleads for a paradigm shift in chemical synthesis that focuses on the development of new chemistry in water rather than continuing the traditional route, which comes with many costs for the environment. This supports SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).

Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2004-2007.

This article devotes special attention to synthetic chemistry that is environmentally responsible, developing SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) whilst supporting environmental SDGs 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, September 2018, e00074

This article observes how the criticality of raw materials is perceived and handled within Materials Science, contributing to goals 9 and 12

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2018, Pages 568-571.

This article explores the conflicts between SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 15 (life on land). This piece argues that many decision makers have deep mis-conceptions surrounding the benefits of roads and provides a range of tactics to conservation scientists who oppose a particular roading project.

Journal of Molecular Biology, Volume 430, Issue 15, 20 July 2018, Pages 2266-2273.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article contributes to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 10 (reduced inequalities). The eRepo-ORP database resource provides a cheaper and faster alternative to traditional drug discovery methods, potentially improving the lives of the 350 million people worldwide living with rare diseases.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00068, ISSN 2214-9937

There is a need to develop technology to enable a resource-efficient and economically feasible recycling system for lithium-ion batteries and thus assure the future supply of the component materials. Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this article suggests research areas that could enable the development of improved recycling methods, with separation technologies identified as the most promising.

Journal of Building Engineering, Volume 18, July 2018, Pages 476-486.

The goal of this manuscript is to examine whether the current EU calculation method for the energy efficiency of heat pumps is sufficiently accurate to inform consumers. Simplifications and disregarded influences may lead to disinformation and result in market disturbances. This supports SDG 7 (clean and affordable energy), 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and essentially 13 (Climate action).

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 1-11

Relating to Goals 3, 9 and 12, this article examines the potential of biobased carbon nanorods to build the conducting architecture of transducers with low environmental impact.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 54-59

Furthering goal 9, this paper contributes to the understanding of metal demand development over time by illustrating the impacts of different aspects of technological change using historical data.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00064, ISSN 2214-9937

Waste Li foils from spent experimental Li-coin-cells pose a potential risk and a waste of lithium if they are not treated. For this paper, waste Li foils were recycled in the form of black LiFePO4/C powders with the recovery of about 80%. The recovered LiFePO4/C cathode delivered satisfactory electrochemical performance, advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.